US school bullying: Mother charged over hidden recording

Image copyright Image caption Ms Sims said she hid the recoding device in her daughter’s backpack to prove that no effort was being made to stop bullying A mother in the US who equipped her daughter with a hidden digital recorder at school to catch alleged incidents of bullying has been charged by police […]

MS-13 gang ‘behead man’ in park near Washington DC

Image copyright Montgomery County Police Image caption Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, 19, has been charged with murder Members of an El Salvadorian street gang stabbed a man 100 times, beheaded him and cut out his heart in a park near Washington DC, police say. Up to 10 members of MS-13 communicated on walkie talkies as they […]

Flea market photo shows ‘Billy the Kid and man who shot him’

Image copyright Frank Abrams Image caption Historians believe the photo shows Billy the Kid (second from left) and Pat Garrett (far right) A photo discovered by a US lawyer at a flea market may be a rare image of Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid and could be worth millions, experts have said. Frank Abrams […]

USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sex charges

Media captionJudge to Nassar: ‘Position of trust used to abuse children’ Former USA Olympic gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar has pleaded guilty to seven charges of sexual assault against women and girls in his care. He was charged with molesting seven girls, many of whom are gymnasts, while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State […]

US Navy aircraft crash: Eight rescued off Japanese coast

Image copyright EPA Image caption The aircraft was ferrying passengers to the USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea Eight people have been rescued after a US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed off the coast of Japan, the defence ministry has said. It says that preliminary US military reports indicated that engine […]

‘Sterilisation for freedom’ judge reprimanded by state

Image caption Judge Sam Benningfield told BBC News he was shocked by response to the programme A Tennessee judge has been reprimanded by state regulators over his plan to offer reduced jail terms to prisoners who undergo birth control operations. The plan called for inmates’ prison sentences to be reduced by 30 days if they […]

President Trump warns NFL boss he must act on take the knee protest

Washington Redskins players take the knee during the US national anthem The NFL must “get tough and smart” over the national anthem protest because it is “killing” the league, says US president Donald Trump. Trump has criticised players who kneel for the anthem, a move started by Colin Kaepernick in 2016, to highlight racial injustice […]

Roy Moore: Trump defends Alabama candidate in misconduct claims

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump has backed a beleaguered Alabama Senate candidate who is accused of preying on teenagers. He pointed out that Roy Moore “totally denies” sexual misconduct with a string of teenage girls, including a 14-year-old, when he was in his 30s. “We don’t need a liberal person in there, […]

Teen pop idol David Cassidy dies aged 67

Teen pop idol David Cassidy dies aged 67

Former The Partridge Family star and singer David Cassidy dies aged 67, his family says This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also […]

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